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The War Garden Victorious - Appendix 1
Victory Edition 1919 WAR GARDENING and Home Storage of Vegetables





How the National War Garden Commission Came into Being


The Story of the War Garden


How War Gardens Helped


Types of War Gardens


Uncle Sam's First War Garden


How Big Business Helped


How the Railroads Helped


The Army of School Gardeners


Community Gardening


Cooperation in Gardening


War Gardens as City Assets


The Part Played by Daylight Saving


The Future of War Gardening


Conserving the Garden Surplus


Community Conservation


Conservation by Drying


Why We Should Use Dried Foods


The Future of Dehydration


Cooperation of the Press
  Chapter 19 - Cartoon Illustrations


  "War Gardening,"
Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
More Letters / Back

  "Home Canning and Drying," Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
More Letters / Back

Color Plates

  Sow the Seeds of Victory - Every Garden a Munition PlantWILL YOU HAVE A PART IN VICTORY?

"Every Garden a Munition Plant"

James Montgomery Flagg

  War Garden Victorious Poster - War Gardens Over The TopA Poster Spreading the Idea of Militant War Gardens

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Every Garden a Peace PlantA Poster for 1919, Symbolic of Victory

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Can Vegetables, Fruits and the Kaiser tooCAN VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND THE KAISER TOO

J. Paul Verrees

A Poster Which Was Used in 1918, and Which, Amended芳ollowing Germany's Defeat妨as Also Forceful in 1919



  We can can vegetables, fruti and the Kaiser too We can can Vegetables Fruit and the Kaiser too



page 20

editor's note

Pages 17-22 of this booklet deal with disease and insect prevention.

earthly pursuits recommends natural and organic disease and pest control. I have included the sections of the booklet that offer safe solutions and have omitted the sections that advocate chemical/toxic solutions. I have also listed several  resources for more information on natural, organic Integrated Pest Management. please see page 17 for some links to alternative methods of disease and insect control.

I apologize for not including the pages as part of this historical document but I cannot in good conscience publish methods so totally against my beliefs.

On the following two pages, if a remedy is not listed for the disease or pest it has been intentionally omitted. Try links on page 17 to find solutions.


NOTE: It is important that immediate attention be given insects and diseases as soon as they appear. Delay may prove fatal.


Rust末(Rusty appearance of leaves and stems)末Procure rust resistant variety, such as Reading Giant or Palmetto. Beetles末(Eat young stems and leaves)


Leaf spot末(Reddish and purple spots, turning ashy gray)末Usually not affecting garden beets.
Web worm末(Eats the leaves)
Spinach aphis末(Sucks sap from leaves)
Beet-root aphis末(Sucks sap from roots)


Anthracnose末(Dark, sunken spots, scab-like, on pods; spots on leaves)末Pick and burn diseased pods. In saving seed discard those from diseased plants, as seed carry the infection.
Leaf beetles末(Very small, dark or pale stripes; eat leaves)
Aphids or plant lice末(Suck sap from plant and make leaves crumple)
Bacterial blight末(Water soaked spots on leaves and pods)末No satisfactory remedy. Pull up and burn plants.
Downy Mildew末(thick white growth)末Burn all diseased pods.


Club root末(Root swells and decays)末Pull up and burn plants.
     Preventive: In spring apply 1 lb. lime to each 8 sq. ft. of ground before setting out plants.
Black rot末(Leaves turn yellow, then brown and black and decay)末 Pull up and burn plants).
Yellows末(Leaves turn yellow, then brown, and drop)末Pull up and burn plants.
Cabbage worms末(Eat leaves)
Aphids or lice末(Suck sap from leaves
Cabbage looper末(Eats leaves)
Cabbage Maggots末(Tunnel inside of roots)
     Preventive: When plants are set out take a piece of tarred building paper 2 or 3 inches in diameter, cut a slit from one side to center, and 4 or 5 slits at center. Fit this around stem by slipping plant through the long slit, and press paper firmly against ground, to prevent young maggots from reaching root.
Black leg末(Diseased, sunken areas on stem, leaf stem and leaves, plant becoming purplish.)末There is no remedy. Pull up and burn plants.
Cutworms末(Dark colored, eat young plants off at surface of earth).


Blight or leaf spot末(Gray or brown spots, drooping stems) Damping off末(Small seedlings dying in seed bed)
     Preventive: Care should be taken to water and partially shade the young seedlings in hot and dry weather. As soon as seed are planted cover bed with thin layer of sand.
Leaf spot末(Symptoms same as with beets)


Aphids末(Suck sap from leaves

[ed. note] see Mulch, Intensive and Lazy Gardening Books for alternative methods of preparing the soil and planting.

"Carrots Love Tomatoes" is a good reference for companion planting - which plants like to be planted closer to each other and may help provide natural pest prevention and which plants do not like each other.

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